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A State of Decay Report Underscores Need for Advocacy, Community Engagement in Virginia

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Medicaid Expansion, the Budget, and a Special Session


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CCC+ Includes Limited Adult Dental Benefits

Author: Lauren Gray
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Virginia Receives C+ Grade on Oral Health

Statewide Coalition Unveils Country’s First Oral Heath Report Card

RICHMOND, VA  [November 10, 2016] – Virginia earns a C+ when it comes to oral health, according to a first-ever statewide report card issued by the Virginia Oral Health Coalition, a statewide alliance of dental and medical providers, safety net clinics, youth and family advocates, and community members working to improve oral health.

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Enhancing Education and Wellness through Oral Health Integration

A medical-dental team shares their approach to improving public health by integrating oral health education into clinical curriculum and community outreach.

I recently participated in the collaborative leadership program SYNC™ with a team of fellow colleagues from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), Kay Lucas, RN, MEd, EDS, and Watson Edwards, BSN, and Lawrence Kyle, DDS, a local dentist in Blacksburg, with scholarship support from the Virginia Oral Health Coalition.  We chose to join the SYNC™ program to develop a multidisciplinary approach to improve oral health medical education, community education and, ultimately, care within communities, through interactive community outreach.  

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